Normally in the world of entertainment, series or movies about historical characters are made, Marie Antoinette is one of them, in 2006 a movie about the monarch starring Kirsten Dunst was released and now the Marie Antoinette series premiered back on October 31, 2022, a TV show directed by Pete Travis, Geoffrey Enthoven, produced by BBC and Canal+.
The series is based on the life of the last queen of France before the French Revolution, who was 14 years old when she became Dauphine of France upon her marriage to the heir apparent, Louis Auguste or Louis XVI. The series will premiere in the United States on March 19, 2023.
Marie Antoinette’s cast includes stars such as:
- Emilia Schüle as Marie Antoinette
- James Purefoy as Louis XV
- Louis Cunningham as Louis XVI
- Jack Archer as Provence
- Jasmine Blackborow as Lamballe
- Caroline Piette as Victoire
- Crystal Shepherd-Cross as Adelaide
- Nathan Willcocks as Mercy
- Roxane Duran as Joséphine
- Marthe Keller as The Empress
- Gaia Weiss as Madame Du Barry
- Oscar Lesage as Chartres
- Liah O’Prey as Yolande
- Yoli Fuller as Saint-Georges
- Martijn Lakemeier as Axel von Fersen
- Jonas Bloquet as Joseph II
In 2021, the cast was announced, confirming Schüle as Marie Antoinette. She was joined by an international cast including Louis Cunningham, Jack Archer, Jasmine Blackborow, Gaia Weiss, James Purefoy, Marthe Keller, Roxane Duran, Jonas Bloquet, and so forth.
In relation to its development, Canal+ had commissioned Deborah Davis to write an eight-part series centered on Marie Antoinette. Banijay Studios and CAPA Drama the French production company planned to create an English language series with the aim to distribute to a wide international audience as they did with Versailles.